The Boys & Girls Club of America's Masters and Mentors award is a prestigious honor recognizing exceptional professionals who have significantly contributed to the success of the Boys & Girls Club Movement and demonstrated a commitment to professional growth and excellence. In 2024, the recipient of this award is Jim Hoyt, who has dedicated 48 years to the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, serving over twenty years as its CEO. Hoyt is celebrated for always prioritizing the children, being a mentor and role model to thousands, and earning the trust and respect of the organization's Board of Directors, Trustees, donors, staff, and members.

Jim Hoyt's approachability and supportive nature, whether interacting with children in the games room or managing administrative tasks, have made him an inspirational figure and a paradigm of dedication to young people and the community. The Senate of the State of Rhode Island officially congratulates and applauds Jim Hoyt for being honored with the 2024 Boys & Girls Club of America's Masters and Mentors Award, recognizing his nearly five decades of service and leadership. The resolution also directs the Secretary of State to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to Mr. Hoyt, acknowledging his achievements and wishing him continued health and happiness.